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"Italian soldiers passing Albanians, 7 April 1939" by DIREKTOR via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

“Italian soldiers passing Albanians, 7 April 1939”
by DIREKTOR via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

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Fascism’s World War
Italian Military Occupations
in Europe, 1940-1943

Between 1939 and 1943, the Italian armed forces occupied Albania and portions of France, Greece and Yugoslavia. In September 1943 when Italy signed an armistice with the Allies, these territories were quickly occupied by Germany, ending Italian dreams of a European spazio vitale. Although these military occupations ended in failure for Italy, they represent an important aspect of the history of Fascism, military occupations, and the Second World War. This special issue aims to contribute to the historiography of Italian military occupations in Europe, particularly those which present original research. Suggested topics of interest are, but are not limited to: How were Italy’s occupied territories administrated? How did the occupied economies function? How did occupied populations experience the occupation, and how did the Italian armed forces and occupied populations interact? What plans did Fascism and Fascist theorists have for the spazio vitale? How did the Italo-German alliance function within Italy’s occupied territories, and how did competing agencies interact?

This special issue hopes to build upon an increasing historiographical body, and to bring to the forefront an often under-examined area of the Second World War.


How to send an article

The authors interested in this CFP can submit their article in Italian, English, French, Portuguese, German, Greek (Portuguese, German and Greek articles will be translated to Italian by editorial office) or Spanish. Articles must have an extension between 35.000 and 50.000 characters (including spaces and footnotes); please refer to editorial norms for style and templates requirements. All proposal will be sent at: Scrivi una mail redazione.diacronie[at]

Please notify as soon as possible, by contacting the editors, of your intention to participate with an article. The deadline for the proposal abstract (1000 characters) is 15th of December 2016. We will notify of the acceptance or rejection of the proposal by 31st December 2016. Final submission must be sent by 28th of February 2017. This issue will be published in June 2017.

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